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Democratic National Committee predicts Romney will win first debate vs. Obama
nypost.com ^ | 9/30/12

Posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT by Justaham

It's a further lowering of expectations ahead of the first debate in Denver next week. Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse tells Fox News he thinks Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win.

Woodhouse says the way the DNC sees it, challengers win the first debate when they are up against incumbents.

"Mitt Romney has had a lot more time to debate, the president has not debated in the past four years in terms, of a campaign debate. I think the president will hold his own, but he's not known for sound bites. And these are 60 second, 90 second responses."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc; presidentialdebate

1 posted on 09/30/2012 8:36:57 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

The MSM will report what they are told to. Stories have already likely been written. Obama’s been handed the questions so they know his response.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 8:39:36 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Justaham

the president has not debated in the past four years

and very very few news conferences ,but has spent most of his time reading speeches


3 posted on 09/30/2012 8:40:41 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Justaham

Ok, I am confused I just read a few days ago that Romney will lose the debate.
Is this going to be like the Olympic badminton competition where both teams tried to throw the match.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 8:43:34 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet concidered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Justaham

The President is a slack jawed , stuttering imbecile who has a problem formulating sentences! He can’t think on his feet and he is lazy as the day is long!

That is why he will lose!


5 posted on 09/30/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: molson209

“...but has spent most of his time reading speeches”

And turning his head left, right, left, right.....


6 posted on 09/30/2012 8:44:46 AM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Justaham

Who gives a poop? I am so sick of debates. JFK lost against Nixon; Bush lost against everyone. It didn’t matter. Romney won’t win or lose because of the debates. JFK looked better yeah, but he always looked better. People wanted to have a beer with Dubya more than Robogore or Melty Face, but they always did.

Someone tell me the president who won because of debates. Lincoln, maybe, but those were debates from a previous election. An election he lost. Still, without them he would gave remained a hick outsider failed house member. So there’s that. Reagan, with “There he goes again”? Nah, Carter malaised himself.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Justaham

This is not a surprise.
No candidate should ever go into a debate bragging.

Any slip up will make you look like a tool for over-blowing your skills.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Justaham
( * Democratic National Committee predicts Romney will win first debate vs. Obama * )

Remember folks, this is bazaaro world of Liberal logic setting the standards and expectations even lower.

They have to put Obama in the light that he might not win the debates, so therefore, he won, you get it ?

So ? if they set the standards and expectations lower, and he lives up to those lower standards and expectations, in effect ? he won ? you get it ? and Romney will be seen as running the score up " Bad, Bad, Shame, Shame on Mr. Romney for out performing the under dog "

You get it folks ? they are trying to make Obama look like the poor under privileged black man under dog with the mean white man running up the score... i.e. the sympathy vote.... that's their angle in this debate, make Romney look like the rich white privileged guy running up the score on the poor poor black man.
9 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:23 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Justaham

Will Romney hit a “home run” or will it be a “game changer”? The “media” and their masters down at the DNC are full of ****. The majority of the people won’t even be watching these debates. When someone is talking intelligently about the economy, the voters’ look at their TV like a pig looking at a wrist watch.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 8:46:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: molson209

“spent most of his time reading speeches”

He won’t be able to read, but he’ll give them. The “moderators” won’t interior, and any Romney crosstalk will be Mitt’s itchy trigger finger versus Obama’s cool cat, Godlike reserve.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: molson209

“spent most of his time reading speeches”

He won’t be able to read, but he’ll give them. The “moderators” won’t interfere, and any Romney crosstalk will be Mitt’s itchy trigger finger versus Obama’s cool cat, Godlike reserve.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:25 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Lazy is a really good description.

He has told every he spent most of high school high, yet he was able to get into the best colleges.
Few remembers him in college, and the ones that do said he made no impact on anything or anyone.
In the Illinois senate (I read) he missed (either not in the chambers or voting abstention) 82% of the votes, the US senate he spent two years campaigning missing most votes for that, and as president he sleeps late parties all night and plays golf between attending parties and campaigning, oh and writing EOs.
(Ok, enough ranting on my part for a few minutes)


13 posted on 09/30/2012 8:48:30 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet concidered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

That’s not bizarro nor lib logic. Lowering expectations is a universal tactic.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Why do you assume they’ll be talking intelligently?


15 posted on 09/30/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Justaham
"the president has not debated in the past four years in terms, of a campaign debate"

ObaMao hasn't attended briefings, but he's been campaigning (or vacationing) nonstop since he was an I'll state senator. He's the POTUS, what on earth does he need to do to prep since all his time has been consumed with image building?

16 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:45 AM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Tublecane

When it comes to the economy, I should have just said, Romney would be talking intelligently. Barry Soetoro hasn’t a clue.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Vote early and vote often.)
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To: Justaham

The teleprompter must be broken...


18 posted on 09/30/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Justaham
Romney could win the debate only if he rattles King Obama. King Obama cannot think on his feet and all he has is talking points that he memorized. Hit this fool with something he does not expect and a crash will be evident. Romney has to be aggressive and tough.
19 posted on 09/30/2012 9:00:19 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: svcw

“Lazy is a really good description.

He has told every he spent most of high school high, yet he was able to get into the best colleges.
Few remembers him in college, and the ones that do said he made no impact on anything or anyone.
In the Illinois senate (I read) he missed (either not in the chambers or voting abstention) 82% of the votes, the US senate he spent two years campaigning missing most votes for that, and as president he sleeps late parties all night and plays golf between attending parties and campaigning, oh and writing EOs.
(Ok, enough ranting on my part for a few minutes)”

In other words, an empty chair.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 9:05:05 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: svcw

Ok, I am confused I just read a few days ago that Romney will lose the debate. Is this going to be like the Olympic badminton competition where both teams tried to throw the match.


LOL!!!! Post of the day!!!


21 posted on 09/30/2012 9:10:32 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Justaham

“I think the president will hold his own, but he’s not known for sound bites”

No, he’s not known for being able to put together a coherent sentence without a teleprompter.


22 posted on 09/30/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Justaham

BO’s supporters won’t be watching the debates. They’ll wait for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert synopsis of them.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: Justaham

NAIL OBAMA on LIBYA.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 9:28:40 AM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The very idea that these sorts of appearences are
called “debates” is stupid.

Give then each a premise and let them state their
position and why the other is wrong.

Otherwise, these are just campaign stunts.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
The President is a slack jawed , stuttering imbecile who has a problem formulating sentences! He can’t think on his feet and he is lazy as the day is long!


And one of my lib friends just yesterday said he was a “good debater”...

As you might imagine he is a PBS/NPR listener....:^)

26 posted on 09/30/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: TsonicTsunami08
The President is a slack jawed , stuttering imbecile who has a problem formulating sentences! He can’t think on his feet and he is lazy as the day is long!


And one of my lib friends just yesterday said he was a “good debater”...

As you might imagine he is a PBS/NPR listener....:^)

27 posted on 09/30/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Justaham

Its also a chance for Romney to bring a little ‘education’ to the process. Give the audience the unbiased, non-spin, outside the LSM facts about the Obama failures in plain terms and keep hammering away on Bams record of failure. Its a target-rich enviroment of material. Maybe he wins over a few more Indies at best.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 9:37:19 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Justaham

The president isn’t known for sound bites?

“You didn’t build that...”

“..bumps in the road...”

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside.”


29 posted on 09/30/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: toddausauras

Yes when the Moderator asks Romney a question that is totally biased and rediculous, Romney needs to hit back and say “ I thought this is a debate about the state of American and the things this administration has done and who has a better vision of the future for the American People”. And watch the moderators head explode and Obama look like a dumbass stoner staring at Romney cluelessly.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 9:44:07 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Justaham

Remembering president debates 4 years ago I’ll doubt Romney wins till they’re over.

Just like last time the questioning panel are all leftists and in 2008 that’s just what Obie needed to win.

Granted the GOP candidates are diametric opposites, but will bias win out again?


31 posted on 09/30/2012 9:44:21 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Logical me

I think Obama’s Achilles Heel is his thin skin. He hates it when anyone disagrees with him or calls him out on a lie. Every single time when he has been challenged is a concrete, articulate way, he has come across as a bitter tool.
Romney’s goal has to be to prevent Obama getting under his skin, while riling the president up until he makes a big gaffe like
“I’ll kick your ass!”
He apparently once said that to a Chicago lawmaker who had disagreed with him.


32 posted on 09/30/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Justaham

They are doing this for two reasons. First, if Obama truly stinks it up and Romney wastes him in the debate, they can run with the story that they believed Romney would win from the start, thereby marginalizing Romney’s performance. Second, if Romney underperforms in the debate, they can come back and say that they believed he would do better than he did and then run with the story that ‘maybe he’s not that strong a candidate after all’. It’s all an attempt to marginalize the debates.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 9:50:37 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: Justaham

Take this to the bank: No matter how well Romney does, immediately after the first debate, the “media” will — as directed — report that Romney desperately needed a knockout but failed. They will marvel at Obama`s ability to take a verbal punch and counter it.

They`ll “give the edge” to Obama. The “media`s” response will have all the suspense of that phantom 2/3 majority voice vote for re-inserting God`s name into the dems` platform at the convention.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 9:58:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

That is the best description of O I have heard to date.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 10:05:12 AM PDT by GilGil
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“..The voters look at their TVs like a pig looking at a wristwatch...”

While waiting for 0bama to mention something about some more government checks in the mail or when they can upgrade their 0bamaphones.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 10:08:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: TsonicTsunami08
Mr. President, what is the latest information on Libya?

"Uh, video, uh, uh, slander, ya know, uh, er, video, ya know, uh, er, ah, uh."

Thank you, Mr. President.

Gov. Romney, you have 30 seconds to respond.

37 posted on 09/30/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Viennacon

“Another broken promise, Mr. Soetoro?”


38 posted on 09/30/2012 10:15:34 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: TsonicTsunami08
The President is a slack jawed , stuttering imbecile who has a problem formulating sentences! He can’t think on his feet and he is lazy as the day is long!

When only a Presidential "Face Palm" will suffice.

....Ha...he can only manage a half face palm.....snicker

39 posted on 09/30/2012 10:40:32 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Justaham

Woodhouse also stated that Obama has not HAD TIME TO PRACTICE...rofl...lower expectations. Democrats are famous for dumbing down everything, especially for minorities.


40 posted on 09/30/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Justaham

The MSM is setting up the debate so that Obama wins if he just doesn’t drool on himself.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: Justaham
Debates can make or break a candidate depending on how they go. Sometimes all the cover in the world won't help a loser.

"Who's a pretty girl? I am!"

42 posted on 09/30/2012 1:11:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Gore’s creepy sidle up to Bush in the debate, and Bush’s subsequent reaction, really helped Bush.


43 posted on 09/30/2012 2:18:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Justaham

Of course we want Romney to win, and of course it matters who wins, BUT, it doesn’t matter who wins in a sense that PBS, Fox Krauthammer, Hume, Hwan Williams, will all say Obama won, as will NBCMSNBCCBSABCCNN.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 5:20:40 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: crazydad

If Romney doesn’t do what you’ve suggested I’ll start to wonder about him being some kind of plant. I do have some faith in him but it’s time to shine Mitt. He may surprise us all.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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